Telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.


Telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs,
Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.
October 23, 2018

The US Embassy in Dakar invites you to join a conference call on Tuesday, October 23, at 11:45 am GMT, with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs.
Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss U.S. policy in Africa and preview his upcoming travel to the region.

The Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs is focused on the development and management of U.S. policy concerning the continent. There are four pillars that serve as the foundation of U.S. policy toward Africa.

1) Strengthening Democratic Institutions;
2) Supporting African economic growth and development;
3) Advancing Peace and Security;
4) Promoting Opportunity and Development.

The conference call will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.

You can participate by calling from your newsroom.

You must confirm your participation by sending your name and the name of your media outlet to and, no later than Monday, October 22 at noon.

Technical participation information will be sent to you after confirmation of your participation.



 Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs 

Ambassador Nagy, a retired career Foreign Service Officer, spent 32 years in government service, including over 20 years in assignments across Africa. He served as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia (1999-2002), United States Ambassador to Guinea (1996-1999) as well as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria (1993-1995), Cameroon (1990-1993), and Togo (1987-1990). Previous assignments include Zambia, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, and Washington, DC.

Ambassador Nagy has received numerous awards from the U.S. Department of State in recognition of his service, including commendations for helping prevent famine in Ethiopia; supporting the evacuation of Americans from Sierra Leone during a violent insurrection; supporting efforts to end the Ethiopian-Eritrean War; and managing the United States Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria during political and economic crises.

Following his retirement from the Foreign Service, Ambassador Nagy served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University from 2003 – 2018. During that time he lectured nationally on Africa, foreign policy, international development, and U.S. diplomacy, in addition to serving as a regular op-ed contributor to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper on global events. He co-authored “Kiss Your Latte Goodbye: Managing Overseas Operations,” nonfiction winner of the 2014 Paris Book Festival.

Ambassador Nagy arrived in the United States in 1957 as a political refugee from Hungary; he received his B.A. from Texas Tech University and M.S.A. from George Washington University.